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STC eighth grade girls track squad hosts meet

April 19, 2012
Staff Reports , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The South Tama County middle school eighth grade girls hosted their home invitational on Monday. Competing in the meet were Benton Community, East Marshall, Grinnell, Pella, South Tama and Vinton-Shellsburg.

The Trojans scored well in the field events building up 40 points. Madie Bacon won the high jump with a mark of 4 feet, 7 inches and Tieranny Keahna won the discus, throwing it 71-7.

Other top field event performances included Belle Tyynismaa finishing second in long jump (14-11), Tieranny Keahna finishing runner-up in shot put (27 feet) and Katie Chyma placing fourth in discus (63-5).

Running event performances included third place in the sprint medley (Marilyn Anaya, Katie Chyma, Jordan Knowles and Belle Tyynismaa) as they ran 2:12.8; Tavian Lasley placing third in the 800-meter run (2:53) and fourth in the 1500-meter run (6:09); and Dani Stubb finishing fourth in the 200-meter hurdles (36.26). The girls showed much improvement, cutting their times from the first meet and finished fifth as a team.

On April 12, the STC MS girls traveled to Van Horne for the first meet of the season to face Anamosa, Benton, Center Point Urbana, Union and Vinton-Shellsburg.

The girls were in second place at the conclusion of the field events with Tieranny Keahna winning the shot put with a throw of 28-3. Other placers included Madie Bacon placing second in the high jump (4-6), Tieranny Keahna and Ryan Roberts were fourth and fifth in the discuss throwing 73-2 and 70-2 and Belle Tyynismaa leaping 13-4 to place fifth in the long jump.

Running events results included second- and third-place finishes by Katie Chyma (14.96) and Belle Tyynismaa (15.04) in the 100-meter dash. The shuttle hurdle relay of Jordan Knowles, Booke Keller, Dani Stubbs and Kallie Hala placed third with a time of 1:24.8 and the sprint medley of Marilyn Anaya, Maria Fonseca, Tavian Lasley and Belle Tyynismaa placed third with a time of 2:14.5. Tavian Lasley placed third in the 1,500-meter run in a close race at the finish line with a time of 6:08.



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